August 16, 2011

A picture IS worth a thousand words

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A foreclosed property can hurt the value of nearby homes and even be a drag on the surrounding neighborhood.  Knowing where these “real estate owned” or REO properties are is critical if we want to turn that property into a real home again. HUD is hoping to help struggling housing markets through a new web-based […]

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August 4, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Happy birthday, President Obama! Our gift to you is this round-up of the day’s housing news: After a massive overhaul of its public housing, once-notorious New Orleans neighborhoods are thriving. HUD employee Ann Marie Olivia is up for an award recognizing her work streamlining the process for getting help to those who need it. A […]

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July 26, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The weather may have cooled off (slightly) but this housing news is hot: HUD recently extended the deadline for applications to the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program. Government help (including Recovery Act funding) has helped create a renaissance in the Bronx. Not far from that success story, New York City is investing in improvements to public […]

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July 14, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Big day here at HUD, check out what we are up to, and other news from the world of housing: HUD announced $46.2 million in funding to provide supportive housing to America’s veterans today. Secretary Donovan spoke at a Ford Foundation panel on “The Just City” today. Check out this awesome video the foundation created […]

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July 12, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Today’s Round-Up is bursting at the seams with links… let’s dive right in: The Obama Administration and HUD’s new Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative has been front page news across the country today. Secretary Donovan wrote about the plan yesterday, and you can check out coverage of the pilot program in the six cities it […]

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